Seattle, WA. The MATE competition challenges students from around the world to design and build remotely operated vehicles known as ROV's. Above, GUE Divers Mike Bearda and Larry McLean are between events as the next team readies deployment of their ROV. Below, GUE Diver Jeremy Freestone watches from a distance as the competition is underway. The students are judged on the ability to complete a specific list of tasks and challenges. The divers assist the ROV's if needed and reset the obstacle course between events.